Graduate scheme

The Finance Division is responsible for all financial and management reporting processes across Bank of Ireland Group, and ensuring that all reporting is appropriately governed.

Over the course of three years, the Accounting & Finance Graduate Programme comprises three rotations, one per year, which will give you the opportunity to work within a range of business areas across the division.

The Programme

Each programme stream offers a rotational experience across different areas in the Bank. Each rotation is specifically developed to enable Graduates to develop the vital skills that will accelerate your development and growth.

During your three rotations, you will build strong management, interpersonal and technical skills, as well as getting exposure to business critical projects in a fast paced environment.

You are empowered throughout to seek new experiences and expand your network through cross collaboration. We ensure you experience different areas of the business, or contribute to meaningful transformation projects that support our Group strategy.

The Opportunity

By the end of the three-year programme, you will have received a wide range of experience across various functions within Finance & Accounting including Group Treasury.

This will include exposure to internal management reporting and external financial reporting (including interim and annual statutory accounts), pre-close statements, published accounts and investor briefings.

This programme will build your expertise in MI and data analytics - and comprehensive product knowledge in the areas of sophisticated treasury and financial instruments, credit/market/liquidity risk, balance sheet management and capital requirements.

As part of the programme the exposure you get to colleagues across numerous divisions will allow you to build a substantial network in different business areas.

Through our unique Digital Academy, you will also be able to explore opportunities and future career paths, as well as receiving top-class mentoring through the Bank of Ireland Mentorship Programme.

Members of the Graduate Programme have strong visibility in Bank of Ireland with regular touchpoints with Leadership, including the CEO and Executive Committee.

Our Graduate Programme is often a feeder into one of Bank of Ireland`s talent programmes which are developed to accelerate the growth of identified high-performing individuals.

What you will get in return

You will gain an understanding of how the financial reporting process works for a large publicly quoted company, together with an appreciation of the importance of internal control, with a key focus on SOX requirements.

You will receive considerable assistance to support you in attaining an accountancy qualification, which is a requirement for any applicant to the programme.

You will embark on a bespoke Graduate Development Programme. Our bespoke Graduate Development Programme is a blend of virtual and classroom training, facilitating connections with peers, the organisation, and its culture. Over the program's duration, you'll develop essential skills ranging from relationship management, business promotion techniques, presentation skills and financial well-being.

At Bank of Ireland, we are committed to providing you with significant flexibility to help you to thrive. Key to this is our hybrid working model. We have administrative buildings, remote working hubs, and work from home options that are centered on enabling and empowering you to work in a way that is more flexible and productive for you.

To ensure we work effectively as part of our teams and the wider organisation, the approach will vary given the nature of the role, your individual preference, and your team’s agreed ways of working.

What we are looking for

We don't look for any specific technical fields of study in order for you to be successful. We are interested in speaking with a diverse range of people from various academic, societal and geographical backgrounds that will inspire and help us grow as a bank.

We offer opportunities to students who have achieved, or expect to achieve, an Undergraduate or Master's Degree from all subject areas.

Core Competencies:

  • Customer Focused
  • One Group, One Team
  • Agile
  • Accountable
  • Champion Transformation
  • Amplify Capability
  • Manage Risk

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

We offer reasonable accommodation at every stage of the application and interview process. If you require assistance, please contact

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